Cllr Mohammed Khan Becomes The First Bangladeshi Mayor Of Milton Keynes

Photo Credit: Milton Keynes Council / Mayor Mohammed Khan and his wife Mayoress Lilipa Aktar

Cllr Mohammed Khan has become the first Bangladeshi Mayor of Milton Keynes! He will be the Mayor for 2021-22.

Born in the city of Sylhet in Bangladesh, he moved to Bletchley with his parents in 1982. He was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 2013.

Mayor Khan attended Water Hall Primary School and Leon Secondary School in Bletchley. He then studied IT at MK college and is now the owner of a restaurant in Milton Keynes.

On May 17th, Mayor Khan took on his new role at the Annual General Meeting of MK Council at Stadium MK. The ceremony was socially distanced and live streamed.

Cllr Khan said, “I’m immensely proud to be Milton Keynes first Bangladeshi mayor. I’ve been fortunate enough to witness the progression and successes of Milton Keynes over the last 50 years, and its development as a forward-thinking inclusive place to live, work and visit.

“It’ll be an honour to represent that and celebrate the diverse communities that make up our great city.”

The new Mayor married his wife, Mayoress Lilipa Aktar, in 2001 and together they have five children (including twins).

Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture, and British Heart Foundation are Cllr Khan’s chosen charities.